Monday, April 21, 2014

Simon Says Stamp + Mama Elephant Summer Garden Blog Hop

Hi there!  Mama Elephant and Simon Says Stamp are collaborating for a fun blog hop, featuring the new stamp and die set, Summer Garden.


This beautiful stamp set was designed in collaboration with Mama Elephant and features the most beautiful flowers and elegant font.

hello beautiful {summer garden blog hop}

I stamped, colored and die-cut the flowers and the leaf sprigs and mounted them with foam squares into the negative space of a circle cut.  I didn't want to cover any of the blooms, so I stamped the sentiment onto a vellum banner.

hello beautiful {summer garden blog hop}

I hope you like it!  Simon Says Stamp is giving away a 25$ voucher, gleaned from among the comments left on all participating blogs.


Be sure to hop over to all of these blogs for a chance to win:




279 comments:

  1. very beautiful, I love how clean looking this is. Elegant.

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  2. This is just stunning, my crafty friend. I pinned it in a heartbeat :)

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  3. This is, without doubt, the best card I've seen created with this set! You totally nailed the composition and colouring! Amazing!

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  4. I love your use of vellum, what did u use to adhere it?

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    1. a few strategically place glue dots, under the tip of the flower and the leaves. it's holding perfectly :)

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  5. Love this card, and these stamps are wonderful!

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  6. Your card is really pretty !! I really love this stamp set.

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  7. Gorgeous!! I love the colors and layout!!

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  8. So beautifully delicate looking!! TFS

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  9. Such a beautiful card! This set looks so lovely!

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  10. Lovely card! Thanks for a great hop. ;-)

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  11. i just love your card! so fresh and crisp and delightful! love the stamps too! i would love to win, thank you

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  12. What a gorgeous card. Just love the way you have used this stamp set !!

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  13. You've heard it many times already, but your coloring is divine! - Michele F.

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  14. Such a pretty card! I like the colors and the way you mounted the flowers over a circle!

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  15. So pretty, Elena! I'm inspired by your lovely card!

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  16. Beautiful card, love the vellum banner. Such a gorgeous design!!!

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  17. i like the colors of the flowers, the set is just amazing :)

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  18. This is such a beautiful design, those flowers really pop off that die cut panel! Love the font of that sentiment, too!

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  19. Such a pretty card! I love the flowers popped up!

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  20. Your card is beautiful and your Bunny Party was out of this world!

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  21. Love the stamp and die set-so many possibilities! Love your colors and design!

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  22. Beautiful script in the sentiment.

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  23. This is such a versatile floral set. Love the matching dies and your beautiful card.

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  25. Beautiful card! Such a great versatile set!

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  26. Beautiful card. Love how you chose to elevate the blossoms over the negative circle die cut. Looks great!

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  27. DELIGHTFUL card!!!
    LOVE the BOLD & BEAUTIFUL flowers & leaves against the grid background and the cut-out, the vellum banner for the sentiment is sweet too!!!

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  28. Love everything about your card!

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  29. Love the cut-out background for your flowers. Thanks for sharing your ideas on how to use these stamps and dies.

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  30. The cutout adds a lovely touch to this card!

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  31. Different flowers, different colors but all put together in a pleasant, cohesive whole. Nicely done!

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  32. Very pretty card and I like that u cut a window in the card. The flowers turned out great. TFS

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  33. Terrific!!! like the way the flowers seem to be floating on your card.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  34. Wow! What a gorgeous card, Elena! Love your design with the cut-out circle!

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  35. Such a pretty card!! Love the fun layout and great colors!! :)

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  36. Gorgeous card, the coloring on the flowers is truly lovely.

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  37. Love this card! You are the first on the hop to include the green leaf sprigs from the summer garden set:) Like how you used the ledger paper w/ die cut circle to frame your arrangement.

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  38. Just lovin' the versatility of this stamp and die set! Another beautiful card!

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  39. Very pretty...these stamps and dies are a must have!!

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  40. Beautiful! Really wanting this stamp and die set now!

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  41. Beautiful card! I really like the shade of that red.

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  42. beautiful card - love the colors and your design!

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  43. Beautiful!! Great choice of pattern paper and I love the vellum banner.

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  44. Very pretty--I like how the flowers are mounted over the negative space of the die cut circle.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  45. Gorgeous card ! Thanks for the chance to win !!

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  46. Your flowers are colored beautifully!

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  47. Absolutely beautiful card. Love how you colored the blossoms to pick the color of the PP background. Totally loving this stamp set and coordinating dies. Cheers!

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  48. Beautiful! Love the vibrant flowers and the vellum banner!

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  49. Gorgeous card! Love the colors :)

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  50. Very beautiful card with great colors!!

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  51. Love the circle punched background. Gorgeous .

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  52. Beautiful card! I just love that sentiment!

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  53. Beautiful card and I love the colors!

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  54. This is such a pretty card! I would not have thought to use grid paper for the background, but it looks so neat!

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  55. LOVING the font in these sentiments! TFS!!!

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  56. Really like it! I like your vibrant flowers against the unexpected grid background. Cool!

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  57. This is the perfect stamp and die set. I love how you used the negative and the vellum for depth and variety.

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  58. Simply stunning ... Love this set. Really a must-have.

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  59. So very pretty! Love the vellum touch!

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  60. Oh my, such a lovely card. You are very good.

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  61. Love, love, love this card! A beautiful layout!

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  62. Love this card! So pretty and the vellum sentiment is amazing :)

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  63. Thanks for the inspiration, it's lovely!

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  64. Hermoso tu trabajo. Te felicito. http://ventanasdescrapbook.blogspot.com/

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  65. really love the way you colored your flowers etc.!! beautiful card!

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  66. beautiful card! the vellum makes this card pop, so pretty !

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  67. Pretty card! Love the vibrant colors!

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  68. Lovely! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  69. Love the vellum, the open space for the flowers. The flowers are so pretty. They pop from the background paper. Great card.

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  70. I love the pop of the floral bouquet, great set for Mother's Day cards!

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  71. Such a cute card, stamp and die set. Love the colors you used on this card. Thanks for sharing.

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  72. Such a FUN FUN FUN Project for today!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  73. Like it?? I love it! This blog hop is just full of amazing projects and I am in love with this stamp set and dies.

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  74. What a sweet, sweet card. I just love you're coloring. I'm just in love with the new flower and die set.
    Just beautiful.

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  75. Love how you used the grid paper, and that red flower gives the right pop to the card. It looks so happy.

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  76. I love the way you've arranged the flowers.

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  77. Beautiful card and I'm in love with this font. Thank you.

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  78. Another amazing card. The coloring is just perfect! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  79. Very pretty card. Love the way the flowers appear to be
    floating. Thank you for the inspiration and the chance
    to win.

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  80. would love, love, love to win a simon says gift certificate--
    thanks for the give away--

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  81. Love the dimension on your card.

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  82. Wow! I'm always blown away by your projects, either card or craft. I love your coloring and combination of elements to make the card look stunning

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  83. LOVE your card! It is awesome!

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  84. Just love your card. This stamp and die set has been added to my wish list. Gorgeous coloring.

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  85. Very pretty card! Love the vellum and the colors.

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  86. Yes, I do like it! Beautiful card created with beautiful stamps...I really like it! ;-)

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  87. Really gorgeous card, Elena! You never cease to amaze me with your talent...WOW!

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  88. What a pretty card. Love this stamp set.

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  89. Gorgeous card. I love all these colors! Thanks for the chance to win

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  90. Soooooooooooo pretty!!! I neeeeeeeeeed this set - like, totally *need* it! :)

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  91. what and amazing card, is just so beautiful!!!!

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  92. Beautiful card! This is a wonderful set!

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  93. Gorgeous card! Love the leaves :)

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  94. Love how you did the window behind the flowers, and the sentiment looks really good on the vellum.

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  95. I love, love this stamp and die set!

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  96. Love the pops of color with the turquoise and red!

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  97. Oh how I would love this stamp set and dies, so very very pretty but not in my budget right now :(

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  98. I really like your colours too! And I love the softness the string behind it gives. It's a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

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  99. Beautiful arrangement! Love the color choice! Thanks for sharing!

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  100. Very pretty card and love the use of vellum.

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  101. This card is gorgeous the colors are so intense and elegant and I love the bg paper you chose to show case your flowers

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  102. I like how you put your sentiment on vellum. It looks perfect!

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  103. I like the grid background against the pretty flowers.

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  104. Simply divine ........... thanks!

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  105. Love your card Elena! Thanks for the chance to win:-)

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  106. I love the graph paper background! It gives your card a little extra punch. And I love the sentiment on the vellum!

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  107. I LOVE the colors you used!

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  108. Love how you layered the images into one beautiful focal point.

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  109. Beautiful card. The vellum banner is gorgeous too.

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  110. Very pretty. I love the background you chose.

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  111. Very pretty! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  112. Beautiful card--love all the bright colors!

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  113. Wow, so pretty. The graph paper background is surprisingly awesome behind the flowers. I wouldn't have thought to use it. I'm so glad you shared it with us!

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  114. I not only like it but I love it!

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  115. Very pretty how you placed the flowers across the opening.

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  116. Fabulous card. Love the background on this card, too!

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  117. This is such a lovely card - the stamps and dies are so pretty!

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  118. What a pretty card! I really like the vellum banner and how you decorated the negative space. Beautiful work!!

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  119. Such a lovely card! Thanks for sharing!

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  120. I really like the contrast between the bright, organic shapes of the flowers and the softer, grid background. Beautiful card!

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  121. Stunning! Great card from a gorgeous set.

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  122. Gorgeous card and the flowers really show up on the background. I love the circle cut out behind the flowers and the use of the vellum strip with the sentiment.

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  123. Very pretty card
    with beautiful coloring
    on it.
    Carla from Utah

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  124. Nice idea to span the flowers across the window.

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  125. I really like this, and the patterned paper you used is quite a nice touch!

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  126. Pretty colors and great design!

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  127. I love love love your beautifully colored bouquet!!! Great design! Great stamps & dies!

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  128. What a pretty card, I love the way you colored the flowers!!!!

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  129. Such a pretty card! Love the oval window!

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  130. Delightfully beautiful card - great colors

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  131. great set and great card and OMG the bunny party!!!! what an awesome mom you are!

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  132. Simply stunning! Love the sentiment on the vellum!

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  133. The flowers in this stamp set are absolutely beautiful. I love it.

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  134. I like how the flowers pop out of the oval frame.

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  135. You did such a great color job and love your use of the vellum banner.

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  136. Beautiful card and lovely coloring!

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  137. Pretty card - I love the flower colors.

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  138. Such a pretty card, I LOVE this flower set :)

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  139. Love the popped up flowers and the vellum sentiment was a great choice!

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  140. Love the vellum banner. Great choice of colors for your flowers. Love the open aperture too.

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  141. Lovely card :) love the use of vellum. Thanks for sharing :)

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  142. Just love the stamp and die sets! What a beautiful card you made.

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  143. Love the bright colors, very pretty.

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  144. Gorgeous color and it's the perfect layout for these blooms!!!

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  145. Such a gorgeous and happy card!!!

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  146. There's something about red & aqua for me...awesome combo. Love the die cut and vellum!

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  147. Ooo - so pretty, Elena! Your bouquet is exquisite!

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  148. Fabulous card - I love this new stamp and die set! Another one for my growing wish list!

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  149. Love the way you made your flowers "float"!

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  150. Great card, thanks for the inspiration!

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  151. Love how you used the circle cut!

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  152. Beautiful, love this card. Thank you for sharing and the inspiration.

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  153. Wonderful design. I love the font for this stamp set.

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